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Skin cancer cells
April 05, 2019

Researching melanoma at NIH: What’s new?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. While there is no...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Penny A. Asbell, M.D., suggests going to an eye doctor if self-treatment for dry eye doesn't work.
April 04, 2019

What the latest science says about omega-3 for dry eye

Penny A. Asbell, M.D., led a study to see if omega-3 fatty acid supplements really help dry eye. The...

Dry Eye

D.C. resident Deborah Nix, left, helps lead a walking program with NIH.
April 04, 2019

NIH study tracks exercise with mobile apps to improve heart health

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to making Americans healthier. She focuses on research related to heart...

Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D. (left) and John Varga, M.D. (right) work with NIH on scleroderma research.
January 13, 2019

What’s new on the horizon for scleroderma?

There may not be a cure yet, but many scleroderma experts are optimistic about ongoing research into new treatments. We...


January 13, 2019

5 things to know if you have scleroderma

Maureen Mayes, M.D., is the founder and director of the Scleroderma Clinical and Research Program at the University of...

NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is working across NIH to address the opioid crisis.
January 13, 2019

Fighting the opioid crisis: NIH HEAL initiative takes on addiction and pain management

More than 115 Americans die from opioid overdose every day. That's four times higher than the number of opioid overdose...


January 10, 2019

Supporting rare disease research at NIH

Tiina K. Urv, Ph.D., leads the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, part of NIH’s Office of Rare Diseases Research....

Rare Diseases
Andrea L. Gropman, M.D. researches urea cycle disorders with funding from NIH. She works at Children’s National Health System in the Washington, D.C. area.
January 10, 2019

What is it like to research a rare disease?

Andrea L. Gropman, M.D., studies rare diseases with support from NIH and the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. She...

Rare Diseases

Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., in his lab at the National Cancer Institute.
January 09, 2019

Using your own immune system to fight cancer

For more than 30 years, Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., has pioneered the development of immunotherapies and gene therapies...

Cancer Immunotherapy
Diana Bianchi, M.D., is working with a team to address issues associated with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome
January 07, 2019

Acting now to help newborns with opioid withdrawal

At the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Director Diana Bianchi, M.D., is...